YORK, Pa. --- BAE Systems has been awarded three contracts worth $61 million to provide service, support and spare parts for RG33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps.
The RG33 is one of several mine protected vehicles currently being used by troops deployed overseas that features a v-shaped hull to protect them from roadside bombs and explosive devices.
“BAE Systems continues to support our men and women serving overseas with MRAP vehicles that provide the troops with the best and most reliable protection as they defend us from threats around the world,” said Mark Signorelli, vice president of New Vehicles & Amphibious Systems for BAE Systems.
The company’s field service representatives will provide training and support to Marines using MRAP vehicles under two awards worth $55.5 million, one of which includes $7 million in funding carried over from a previous award.
Under the third award worth $5.5 million, the company will supply spare components for kits that provide enhanced protection for MRAP vehicles against IED threats.
Work on these contracts will be performed at BAE Systems facilities in Anniston, Alabama; Louisville, Kentucky; York, Pennsylvania and various military sites through July 2009. The contract is managed by the U.S. Marine Corp Systems Command.
BAE Systems is the premier global defense, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.
BAE Systems Awarded $61 Million for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles Support and Spare Parts